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First produced in 1841 at the Paris Opera, Giselle is perhaps the best known and most poignant ballet of the Romantic era. Set in a medieval Rhineland village, it tells of Giselle, a naive peasant girl, who is driven to suicide when deceived by her aristocratic lover, Albrecht. Filled with remorse, Albrecht visits her moonlit grave where he is condemned to death by ghostly spirits - the Wilis. However Giselle's love for Albrecht transcends death and she protects him until sunrise destroys the Wilis power and he is saved.

Music Adolphe Adam. Company The Royal Ballet. Conductor Koen Kessels. Choreographer Marius Petipa (after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot). Other Theophile Gautier (Scenario - after Heinrich Heine). Other Peter Wright (Production). Choreographer Peter Wright (additional choreography). Design John Macfarlane. Lighting Jennifer Tipton (original lighting). Lighting David Finn (lighting re-created). Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Giselle

Giselle (Dance or ballet) production archive for QTIX code T101043642. Details of all Giselle archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S702

Archive Listings

19 Jan 18
to
9 Mar 18
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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